Sherman-Newsome pops off for career-high 28, secures home game in playoffs

March 1, 2014
Damon Sherman-Newsome Basketball

Photo by Mitchell Layton

It started out as Senior Night, but by the end it was Damon’s night.

Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage pumped in a career-high 28 points for Colgate University in a 74-57 win over Leigh in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The victory secured Colgate a home game in the first round of the Patriot League tournament, which begins Monday against Navy.

Sherman-Newsome is a 6-foot-5 junior guard who came off the bench to sink a career-high five 3-points to go with 11-of-12 shooting from the free-throw line. Those are both career highs too.

His previous career high was 25 against Tulane.

Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, is averaging a career-best 11.2 points in 25 games this season, although he had reached double figures in only three of nine games in the last month.

This night would be different, with the Alaskan netting 15 points in the first half alone.

He made his first five shots, including four from downtown.

Looking toward Monday’s playoff game, No. 7 Colgate and No. 10 Navy split their series during the regular season and Sherman-Newsome averaged 9.0 points.